Winter gear

Winter gear to keep you warm

As the nights (and days) start to get colder, it doesn’t mean an end to comfortable travels and exploring. Thanks to clever design, technical fabrics, and features, you can still stay warm, dry, and comfortable with just a couple of carefully chosen quality layers. We recommend choosing reputable brands and considering paying a little extra for quality outerwear rather than risk being cold, wet, and miserable.

Smart and stylish

Anyone who loves adventuring the great Kiwi outdoors over the autumn and winter months knows the value of a puffer jacket. This Kathmandu Frisco Hooded Down Jacket is the ultimate version. Insulated with 600-fill power designed to help protect from low temps and chilly winds, it also allows you to trace every cluster of down from farm to shipping to production (with TRACKMYDOWN). With an adjustable hood and hem, as well as a chin guard, you can snuggle up against the elements, while the hexagonal baffle design adds street-smart appeal.

A punch of colour

Winter gear

There’s no such thing as a grey drab winter when you’re enjoying the outdoors in expressive Scribbler rainwear. Pack a power punch of colour in the exciting collection of fleece-lined coats, lightweight raincoats, and waterproof puffer vests. New Zealand-designed and tested, with a driving desire to create functional but fantastic-looking rainwear, performance remains at the heart of these stylish designs.

Toasty toes

Winter gear

Whether you’re tramping, cycling, exploring, or just cherish warm, dry feet, the Nuyarn Performance sock has legions of fans. Offering technical wearing performance, as well as being knitted in world-class NuyarnTM by a Kiwi manufacturer, this deceptively simple design is packed with features to ensure extreme comfort. Boasting a history stretching back more than 120 years, the New Zealand Sock Company is a multi-award-winning business, solely dedicated to socks since 1901. The family business remains based in Ashburton and takes enormous pride in its New Zealand-made lines. The Nuyarn sock is available in a range of options including a crew and quarter sock.

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All-weather assurance

Winter gear

Enjoy the outdoors in absolute confidence year-round with the Hydrophobia Jacket from Earth Sea Sky. Thoroughly tested in hard-wearing and drenching conditions, the three-fourth length makes it ideal for tramping, helping protect against the elements. Generously sized to allow for easy layering, fully seam sealed, and proudly made in New Zealand.

The perfect blend

Winter gear

Lusciously soft ZQ merino and hemp knitwear from the hills of Glenaan Station, New Zealand, the HemprinoTM Neckwarmer offers instant comfort from the elements. The rib-knit is designed to keep your neck and face warm, single-layered for length and double-layered for warmth. The Hemprino collection also includes tees, jerseys, and hoodies in lightweight designs.

Connected by nature

Winter gear

An exciting collaboration between leading outdoor performance brand The North Face and New Zealand-born pioneers of sustainable merino apparel icebreaker, this 100% plastic-free capsule collection is designed to take wearers from the trails to mountain hikes and every activity in between. This Long Sleeve Zip Hoodie folds down to stow in its own hand pocket for easy storage while travelling or exploring.

Superior shield

Winter gear

Not all rainwear is created equal. Welcome the Swanndri Swanson with high applause. With a 10k waterproofness and 10k breathability rating, this 2.5-layer jacket offers all the protection you need from the rain on your next adventure. While you may not know what those figures represent, put simply, it’s good at keeping you dry and comfortable no matter what the weather. The waterproofness rating means it can handle heavy rain without letting water seep through. And the breathability rating means it lets sweat and moisture escape from inside. Colour options include black, forest, and merlot.

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